Information for participants of AWI expeditions

From the idea to the expedition

The AWI operates different research platforms and organizes scientific expeditions. In doing so it is subject to national and international laws, customs and freight regulations as well as international agreements. Our department of logistics and research platforms provides support to all participants planning an expedition.





Please observe the Covid-19 hygiene concept and protective measures that apply to all AWI expeditions and their participants as well as the current Corona regulations, which can be viewed on the intranet under "Business travel / To foreign countries" (AWI employees only)


Please fill out all documents carefully, completely and legibly to avoid time-consuming queries, misunderstandings and delays in the preparation of the expedition.

It is imperative that you submit all necessary forms to AWI Logistics on time. Missing documents or documents submitted too late will, in the worst case, result in your equipment or yourself not participating in the expedition.

If you have any questions, please speak to your expedition leader or the relevant contact person in AWI Logistics.
Some appropriately marked forms must be submitted to AWI Logistics as signed originals. Scanned e-mail versions will not be accepted. For details, please refer to the information provided below.


Information on data protection.

General forms valid for most expeditions


Martina Kniemeyer-Schulze (EIS + vessels)

Elena Tschertkowa-Paulenz (Land expeditions)

Silke Henkel (Airborne campaigns)

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar-
und Meeresforschung
Logistik & Forschungsplattformen
Am Alten Hafen 26
27568 Bremerhaven

Specific forms and information


Marius Hirsekorn
Bjela König

Stations, Shore expeditions:
Dirk Mengedoht
Christine Wesche
Verena Mohaupt

Clothing store:
Dirk Mengedoht
Elena Tschertkowa-Paulenz

Christine Wesche
Dirk Mengedoht

Medical coordination:
Tim Heitland
Eberhard Kohlberg

Polar aircraft:
Martin Gehrmann
Silke Henkel

General Information

Please read the information carefully to be well prepared. If you have any questions regarding your expedition please contact one of the above mentioned.